Crime

A 30-year-old Oak Park Heights inmate received 36 months in prison after a March 13, 2013, felony second-degree assault when he stabbed a fellow inmate 14 times with homemade weapons. Manuel Chima Najera will serve the three year sentence concurrently to his sentence. According to the criminal complaint, an altercation took place in the Complex [...]

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The pastor of an Oak Park Heights church wants the community to know he doesn’t support the message vandals wrote on his church’s sign earlier this week. Around noon on July 22, police responded to an anonymous report of an inappropriate message on the sign at  Calvary Assembly at 5805 Osgood Avenue in Oak Park [...]

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Stillwater police are investigating the July 15 burglary of the Stillwater Marina gas dock that resulted in the theft of $5.75 in quarters and $15-worth of candy bars. Police believe that sometime between 10:15 p.m. July 15 and 5:50 a.m. July 16, the suspects entered through an unsecured window. When employees of the Stillwater Marina [...]

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A missing Hudson man was found dead in the Red Cedar River, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff”s Office. Joseph Albert Briske, 45, from the Hudson, Wis., area, left his residence in the early hours of Monday, July 14 without explanation. His car was located on I-94 east of Menomonie, Wis., around 7 a.m. on July 14 by [...]

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A 36-year-old Stillwater man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and 10 years probation after he pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drug possession. Martin Stephen Tschida III was named by a confidential informant in April 2012 as a methamphetamine dealer living in Stillwater, and was witnessed selling more than 11 grams of methamphetamine [...]

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